In the quarterfinals of the League of Legends 2019 World Championship, Invictus Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, SK telecom T1, and G2 Esports defeated their respective rivals 3 to 1 in best-of-five matches and made it to the semifinals.

World Championship semifinals match-up (Image courtesy of Twitter user: @T1 LoL)
World Championship semifinals match-up (Image courtesy of Twitter user: @T1 LoL)

In the coming weekend, Invictus gaming will be taking on FunPlus Phoenix. The top and mid laner of both teams are equally impressive, so the matches between the two teams will be battles between their perspective junglers Ning and Tian. Both of them are capable of gaining their teams an edge in the early game. The team with an early advantage will undoubtedly have a better chance to win the match

The game between SK telecom T1 and G2 Esports will be more of combat between their different game styles. T1 is always a team with stable performance. They take control of their vision and avoid unprepared team fights. G2 is a rather creative team who often brings unexpected ban-picks to the games and takes innovative in-game decisions.

With the data from earlier games, we can expect teams to pick invasive champions for jungle, as Lee Sin, Gragas, Elise, Rek'Sai, Olaf were several of the top picks. For top lane, we can expect to see our old friends Gangplank, Kayle, Vladimir who can carry the team in the late game and Jayce and Renekton who win the lane phrase.

Semifinal games will officially start this weekend, and will be streamed at watch.lolesports.com.